How To Do A Better Job Of Connecting With Others

How To Do A Better Job Of Connecting With Others

According to the Harvard Business Review, the No.1 criteria for advancement and promotion for professionals is an ability to communicate effectively. Author John C. Maxwell, states, “Only one thing stands ...
How Did It Get To Be OK For People To Be Late To Everything?

How Did It Get To Be OK For People To Be Late To Everything?

This post may offend some readers. But only because it’s going to cut close to the bone for many. And I don’t care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it’s ...
Withholding Information From Your Staff? Be Prepared To Lose Talent.

Withholding Information From Your Staff? Be Prepared To Lose Talent.

I recently coached an employee who said they never really felt like part of the business they worked for. They generally heard about changes within the company from just about ...
The Secret Lives of Accountants: Average White DJ

The Secret Lives of Accountants: Average White DJ

Welcome to The Secret Lives of Accountants, where we reveal the always fascinating, often surprising, hidden passions of the profession’s finest! In the first of the series, we chat with ...
Is Accounting Becoming (Gasp!) Cool?

Is Accounting Becoming (Gasp!) Cool?

Maybe it’s the afterglow from attending my first Xerocon last week. That place was buzzing. The gorgeous setting on the sparkling Auckland waterfront, the huge queue to get in, the ...
Landing A Job In A Big Corporate: 6 Tips From An Ex-Internal Recruiter

Landing A Job In A Big Corporate: 6 Tips From An Ex-Internal Recruiter

Getting a job with a big corporate can seem daunting. Their big brand means you’re up against huge numbers of applicants; you won’t be dealing with hiring managers directly until ...
Who Do You Want To Read Your Resume: A Robot, Or A Human?

Who Do You Want To Read Your Resume: A Robot, Or A Human?

I stumbled upon this article on Mashable today, which talks about how most job hunters will at some stage encounter an Automated Tracking System (or ATS) that will ‘read’ their ...
NZICA Merger: Did Anyone Show Up To The Party?

NZICA Merger: Did Anyone Show Up To The Party?

It's now a week since the announcement that NZICA will merge with its trans-Tasman equivalent, the ICAA. I have been quite amazed at the lack of reaction in the media ...
Before Your Next Interview, Download This: The Interview Cheat Sheet

Before Your Next Interview, Download This: The Interview Cheat Sheet

Remember desperately cramming studying for exams back in university? You would take an educated guess at what questions were likely to be in the exam. You'd prepare and practice a ...
Finance, Sales & Marketing, or HR – Where Is The Focus Of Your Business Right Now?

Finance, Sales & Marketing, or HR – Where Is The Focus Of Your Business Right Now?

I’ve had a really interesting week. I've spent a lot of time catching up with people who I’ve gotten to know over the years and chatting about how their businesses ...
Good Things Happen When You Ditch The Shopping List

Good Things Happen When You Ditch The Shopping List

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that hiring managers nowadays have a heck of a lot more choice when it comes to candidates than they did ...
The Candidate Experience – 10 Things You Can Do To Make It Great

The Candidate Experience – 10 Things You Can Do To Make It Great

‘The Candidate Experience’ refers to the experience a candidate has from the moment they first read your vacancy ad, to the time they receive a rejection or a job offer ...